Bethune-Cookman (10-9) won its fifth straight to match its win total from last season.
Bethune-Cookman opened the game with a 17-7 spurt and led 34-24 after Tabb closed the half with a 3-pointer. The Wildcats extended their lead to 17 points following an 11-0 run but Stetson answered by scoring the next 10 points -- with eight coming from the free-throw line.
Stetson's Leo Goodman stepped into a 3-pointer with 7:06 remaining to cut it to 56-50, but Bethune-Cookman went on a 16-4 run -- with five points apiece from Shawntrez Davis and Isaiah Bailey -- to make it 72-54.
Davis and Bailey added 17 points apiece for Bethune-Cookman.
Volusia County's only two Division I programs first met in 1967 and have played each other at least one every year since 2010.
7-6 Fall turns and dunks with ease on St. Joe's
UCF's seven-foot six-inch Tacko Fall drop-steps and finishes the standing dunk easily.
Wake Forest uses late 10-0 run to beat Titans
Freshman Jaylen Hoard and Brandon Childress each scored 15 points and Wake Forest beat Cal State Fullerton 66-59 on Friday in the Myrtle Beach Invitational.
No. 16 Virginia Tech tops Northeastern in Charleston Classic
-- Nickeil Alexander-Walker scored 20 points as No. 16 Virginia Tech used a 23-2 run before halftime to overpower Northeastern 88-60 and advance to the championship of the Charleston Classic on Friday.